[CR]Cambio Corsa axle question

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From: "Aldo Ross" <swampmtn@siscom.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]Cambio Corsa axle question
Date: Thu, 5 Dec 2002 14:49:11 -0500

Dear Campy "Cambio Corsa" owners,

I finally got a close-up look at a real Cambio Corsa set-up, and I noticed the axle threading is worn/crushed-down on the drive side. Do the axles normally wear-out here first? The teeth on both drop-outs look fine, and the threads on the other side of the axle look good.

Shoud I reverse the axle to get more mileage out of it, or will this just prevent me from overhaulling it later when both sides are worn?

I suppose fluted axle spares are unlikely, so I'm going to have my machine shop convert a few normal axles for later use. Has anyone done this before, and did it work alright with NR-era axles (or others?)?

Aldo Ross
Monroe, Ohio